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Possessed by “Ado Kebere”


Source-Of what I saw and heard

Merse Hazen Wolde Qirqos

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  1. alem
    December 12, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Aref, what is wonfel?

  2. December 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Very interesting, thanks

  3. Mengedegna
    December 13, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Interesting indeed. It’s quite fascinating how words are formed.
    In Ethiopia, for example a lot of us still say “Ommo” when referring to any kind of soap/detergent powder, or “Adidas Chama” to talking about runners.

  4. Arefe
    December 14, 2008 at 10:35 am

    hi, Alem,
    wonfel, seems to me, is hosting coffee party at each other’s house in turn, like our mothers used and still do.

  5. alem
    December 15, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Oh! I see! I understand now, Thanks Aref, it is a very intresting article. I like the fact that everything has a history behind it.

    Mengedegna I know what you mean. we can name many objects like that:)

  6. Eskinder
    December 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Can you please post title of the book and where it can be found.


  7. December 18, 2008 at 10:55 am

    This is by far the most interesting article I read on your blog. Keep reading, bro, and keep them coming.

  8. Sin
    December 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm


  9. December 24, 2008 at 5:37 am

    hi, Eskinder
    the amharic title of the book is “Ye Haya gnw Kifle zemen mebacha
    Ye zemen tarik tizitaye kayehut en kesemahut
    Merse Hazen Wolde Kirkos”
    Addis Ababa University Press

  10. Eskinder
    December 24, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Thank you very much Arefe.

  11. Mamitu
    January 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “wonfel” can also be turn taking or pitching in to help in any other situation . Like the time when farmers do their harvesting friends pitch in by saying “wonfel Alegn” meaning I owe so and so, (he came to help me when I needed help) therefore I go to help when he needs some help.

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